• japan

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 ·

    “It only happens in the movies”? There are certain things that only happen in Japanese movies, writes Noel Megahey at the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

    Japanese Cinema and Encounters

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  • bm

    Monday, January 26, 2015 ·

    Relying on bawdy humour and a hip, anti-establishment attitude, MEATBALLS is set in a summer camp for misfits overseen by head counsellor Tripper (Bill Murray in his first starring role).

    Meatballs

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  • wander1

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 ·

    The Bronx, 1963. Geographically close, but in reality we’re a long way from WEST SIDE STORY and its rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks…

    The Wanderers

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  • clueless

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 ·

    Jack Stocker reviews BEYOND CLUELESS, an experimental documentary which describes itself as “part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay”.

    Beyond Clueless

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  • porky's

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 ·

    PORKY’S virtually re-invented the teen-sex comedy genre, and it holds up remarkably well 35 years later, writes Wyndham Wise.

    Porky’s

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  • hammu

    Friday, January 9, 2015 ·

    Anthony Davis spoke to Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font about his entertaining and provocative Catalan adaptation of OTHELLO, screened at CFF2014

    Font’s Othello

  • agirl2

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 ·

    Ana Lily Amirpour’s A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is a trope up-ended, with results at once gleeful and grisly, writes Ann Linden.

    A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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  • CL

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 ·

    Toby Miller speaks to Charlie Lyne, the Bertolt Brecht/David Attenborough of the teen movie genre, about his documentary BEYOND CLUELESS.

    Interview with Charlie Lyne

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

National Gallery

Spend three hours in the National Gallery and there is absolutely no way you will cover as many of the goings-on as Wiseman’s documentary offers.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Fincher Retrospective: Class, Revolution and The Social Network

Edd Elliott considers the class connotations underlying David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spark: A Burning Man Story

SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY’s enthusiasm begins delightful and ends sour, according to Arjun Sajip.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Come Back, Africa

COME BACK, AFRICA is a historical document worth remembering and re-watching, according to Arjun Sajip.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

We All Want What’s Best For Her

Mar Coll and Nora Navas have crafted a sympathetic and human portrait of a woman in crisis, writes Rebecca Naughten.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

West

Christian Schwochow’s 1970s-set period drama explores the Cold War division of the country, whose legacy is still felt within Germany today.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

CFF Shorts: Twins 2

From familial concerns in LA ISLA to alien invasion in THE LANDING: Emma Wilkinson looks at the value and dexterity of short filmmaking showcased at CFF2014.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Student Review: Before I Go To Sleep

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is a well-structured, skilfully acted thriller which loses its effectiveness after it places its cards on the table, writes Elliot Wright.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Student Review: Palo Alto

Although amusing and thought provoking at times, Gia Coppola’s directorial debut drives toward style over substance, writes Katrina Smith.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shadows

John Cassavetes’ semi-improvised debut film still has an immediacy and realism that outpaces many modern indies, writes Jim Moore.